OWGR: Justin Rose rises to 3rd after Scottish victory
Monday, July 21, 2014
Justin Rose will enter this week's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool as the third-ranked golfer in the world after his victory Sunday at the Scottish Open.
Rose, who climbed three spots from sixth in the latest Official World Golf Ranking, has won two straight events, the Scottish and the Quicken Loans National. He was ranked 10th after a T-12 finish at the U.S. Open in June.
He was last ranked third after a T-12 showing at the 2013 Travelers Championship, which came a week after his U.S. Open victory at Merion. Rose has never been ranked higher than third.
Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson still hold the top two spots, respectively, while Bubba Watson (fourth), Matt Kuchar (fifth) and Jason Day (sixth) all dropped a spot.
Tiger Woods, who will play this week at Royal Liverpool, is seventh.